Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson. Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Bks.
Gr 4-7–This rich and nuanced memoir in verse captures the tenor of the times and the specifics of Woodson’s family roots in Ohio, the Deep South, and Brooklyn, NY. The poems tie together the author’s personal experiences, shared memories, and understanding of the past to tease out the many forces and influences that contributed to her becoming a writer. An accessible and engaging tour de force.